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The Best Three Landscape Design Trends This Fall

August 17, 2019

A serious landscaping industry trade group has announced what it believes will be the top 3 landscape design trends this fall.

“Move over mums and classic orange and yellow color schemes,” National Association of Landscape Professionals Vice President Missy Henriksen said in a statement. This fall we expect to witness a challenge to traditional fall plantings with an increasing number of textured plantings and jewel toned hues debuting in backyards across America. These newer participants complimenting traditional mainstays of autumn will be joined by comfortable outdoor living designs and quests for lush lawns this season.”

NALP predicts the following four trends will impact outdoor spaces around the country this fall:

Rich, Textured Plantings: Fall provides the opportunity to refresh gardening beds and container home gardens. Before depending on the comfort of traditional mums, experts recommend consideration of decorative kales, cabbage and peppers, as well as snapdragons, pansies and grasses to add rich color and texture. Homeowners should also texture with their indoor greenery. Succulents can include life to a gardening bed or apartment terrace during the warmer months and add a trendy, textured vibe during the fall and winter months.
Pops of Jewel Tones: standard fall colors like red, yellowish and orange will seek rival from crisp jewel tones this season. Sapphire bluish, emerald green, amethyst purple, ruby red and citrine yellow all bring warmth to fall landscape design. Experts recommend adding pops of jewel tones to outdoor living spaces together with unique container gardens, decorative furnishings and accessories, eye-catching sculptures and seasonal plantings such as pansies, celosia, dianthus and black-eyed Susan.
Cozy, Outdoor Living: After enjoying sweet summertime, fall allows homeowners to transition their landscapes and utilize features that are not really always top-of-mind during warmer months. Fire features continue to rise in popularity. From one-touch natural gas or propane ignition to traditional wood-burning fire features, homeowners can heat up chilly fall nights with ease and ambiance.